"I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you."
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Monday, February 27, 2012
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Over the next few days, I would like to share how God has miraculously blessed our family while preparing us to meet our new son! We hope you will be blessed in knowing how very much our Heavenly Father loves you and I... to tend to the intricate details of our lives that He might be glorified!
Earlier this month, an adoptive family that we met over the bloggy-world and became friends with just returned from bringing home their precious little girl. This was their fourth adoption and sixth child. This mother was the one who “introduced” us---if you will---to Shane. You see, her oldest daughter was in the same orphanage as Shane and also has a special heart so she felt compelled to advocate for him. Over the next few weeks, she and her husband were very gracious to answer our many questions and hold us in prayer as we listened for God’s direction. They were also the first to rejoice with us at our decision to bring Shane into our family!
“…And there he was Susie! He was sitting on the floor and it was interesting b/c a lot of the children started getting excited when they saw us …[the director] went to the door and called him and he immediately got up. So he knows his name for sure. They call him by his middle name, doubled. Almost sounded like So-So but with more of a Z mixed with the S. A hard initial sound…
Anyway, he comes over…I was finally able to talk to him and I told him you all were coming soon. He did look sad and soulful to us. I know this is going to sound strange, but it is almost like he knew…
On his health, I looked really intently at his fingertips, and they looked GREAT!!! They were not clubbed or blue. AT ALL….His lips looked pinker than I expected they would. It did seem to me like his breathing was a wee bit labored. Kind of faster than we might breathe, but he did not look like he was in distress. He was walking really well and steady…
She did ask me when are you all coming and I told her you are waiting on the Chinese paperwork at the moment. She said, "Oh, hopefully soon." I told her once that is sent, you will travel in 4-6 weeks. She said they are very happy he has a family, and they just found out a few days ago.
I know there is no way to thank this family for allowing God to use them and direct them as He did...but we are so grateful! We were blessed beyond measure to have all of these wonderful updates! AND to know our friend actually got to hold him and whisper that we would be there soon!!! Not too many days until we will have him in our arms : )
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Monday, February 13, 2012
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Not long ago, God brought the story of Matt Hammitt, of Sanctus Real, across our path. His son was born with a "special" heart like our little man. His cd, Every Falling Tear, was the outpouring of his heart before the Lord--the questions, the fears, the hopes. Ultimately, their family's desire was that God would be glorified in their journey, and others would be encouraged and touched by their candid willingness to share their faith walk with the world! If you want to catch their story, you can at http://bowensheart.com/
His referral pictures :)